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Biltmore House and Gardens

On Saturday, my husband and I visited Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville, NC.  As we live only a short distance from Asheville, we have visited the estate in the Spring, Summer, Winter (Christmas) and now in the Fall of the year. Biltmore House is the largest private residence in the US.  It was built by George W. Vanderbilt and it was opened on Christmas Eve in 1895.  This was the summer residence for the Vanderbilt family and is nestled beautifully in the mountains of Western North Carolina.  The house had electricity before the city of Asheville developed electricity for their residents.  There is an indoor heated swimming pool and a bowling alley in the home.  It is an amazing place to visit and I hope you enjoy the pictures.  Photographs are prohibited in the home and that is the reason I am only sharing pictures of the gardens and outside of the house.

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Biltmore House and Gardens is such an amazing place and George Vanderbilt was ahead of his time in building a home so expansive in the late 1800’s. As I have visited the house during all four seasons, I have to say that I loved the Christmas candlelight tour best of all.  Listed below is a link to the Biltmore House website for more information about this amazing place.

http://www.biltmore.com/visit/default.asp

My husband was the photographer for most of the pictures and he did a great job.  I am so glad that I had an opportunity to share the beautiful colors of Fall in western North Carolina with you and I can say that is another reason I am so glad that I am Southern.  Enjoy!!!

3 responses »

  1. Loved the photos of the Biltmore gardens. We toured at Christmas but it appears that anytime of the year is lovely.

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  2. How very beautiful! What a marvelous tour.

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